Gemma Thompson is one of my favorite guitarists out there. She.. is amazing. She plays guitar in the band Savages. I spent some time thinking about what about her playing I like. And it’s pretty simple really. It’s exciting. Potentially ‘dangerous’. Violent yet controlled. If you’ve followed me on this blog for a while, I love the post-punk movement of the 80s, and she has a style that reminds me of Bauhaus era Daniel Ash. I’d be curious if she would call Daniel an influence at all. I love hearing guitar that is unhinged, not because of speed or technique, but with aggressive feedback and sharp open string ‘schwing’. She’s got that dialed.
I recently saw on her Instagram that she posted a board shot. Some of the pedals are behind a picture of Princess Angeline, but still, I wanted to nerd out and do a break down of the pedals.
Check it out:
Gemma Thompson – Savages – Pedalboard
Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal
Moog MF Delay
Boss TU-3 Tuner
Audio Crowther Hot Cake
Boss RE-20 Space Echo <<= educated guess / partially viewable
Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
Earthquaker Devices Pitch Bay
Electro-Harmonix 720 Stereo Looper
T-Rex Fuel Tank Classic
Any guesses what’s under the picture? Let’s hear them! Comment below!